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Monday links: open to good ideas

MarketsThis combination of factors is good for value stocks. (sentimentrader.com)Demand for still-private Stripe shares is high. (wsj.com)CryptoBitcoin on the balance sheet makes for headaches for accountants. (wsj.com)Financial astrology is not new. Now they have found cryptocurrencies. (washingtonpost.com)AmazonFake reviews are still a problem for Amazon ($AMZN). (wsj.com)Amazon ($AMZN) is testing new warehouse robots....

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Saturday links: the gift of feedback

AutosWhy the timeline for autonomous vehicles keeps getting pushed back. (wsj.com)As more EVs hit the road some safety issues arise. (cnbc.com)It's not just you? Headlights are getting brighter. (nytimes.com)Own a classic car? What about putting an electric drive train in it? (wsj.com)Why aren't all cars hybrid by now? (vice.com)EnergyBig solar projects have surprising opposition...environmentalists. (wsj.com)Why it's taking so long...

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Friday links: less labor-intensive

StrategyThe best inflation hedge isn't a hedge at all. (awealthofcommonsense.com)Much of what is called investing these days is speculation. (wsj.com)The ultimate power in investing: being good at suffering. (compoundadvisors.com)CompaniesHow many big companies are going to get built on the Shopify ($SHOP) platforms? (howardlindzon.com)Uber ($UBER) is a big winner in the Didi Chuxing IPO. (wsj.com)Amazon ($AMZN) is hiring a bunch of...

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Thursday links: the quits rate

StrategyWhy the bond market isn't freaking out about inflation. (twitter.com)You're better off trying to outpace inflation than hedge it. (monevator.com)CryptoBig custody bank, State Street ($STT), is jumping on the fast-moving crypto train. (ft.com)Why would El Salvador adopt Bitcoin as legal tender? (marginalrevolution.com)Some workers could soon have access to crypto in their 401(k) plans. (wsj.com)CompaniesCompanies are trying to...

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Personal finance links: focusing on work

HousingAs home prices rise, the $500,000 capital gains exemption is becoming more relevant. (wsj.com)Big chunks of the home loan system are still antiquated. (humbledollar.com)Some companies are making renting an apartment as easy as a couple of clicks. (wsj.com)Beware all those 'best places to live' lists. (robertsilvernail.com)Paying for collegeParent PLUS loans can be a real trap for parents. (nytimes.com)How to fill out your FASFA...

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Tuesday links: anxiety inducing

Meme stocksIf you have to. how to invest in meme stocks. (ofdollarsanddata.com)The meme stock phenomenon is also an options market phenomenon. (wsj.com)StrategyWas 2020 the new playbook for future bear markets? (awealthofcommonsense.com)Portfolio diversification is in the eye of the beholder. (theirrelevantinvestor.com)BankingBerkshire Hathaway ($BRK.A) is buying a $500 million stake in Brazil’s digital bank operator Nu Pagamentos...

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Monday links: bubble requirements

MarketsOver any arbitrary time period earnings may not tell you much about how stocks are doing. (awealthofcommonsense.com)Bubbles aren't all bad, especially when leave infrastructure in the place for the future. (ft.com)This model shows a rising risk of a bear market. (sentimentrader.com)Strategy@demonetizedblog, "Risk tolerance is not easy to measure. Nor is it static. There is a dynamic element to it."...

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Adviser links: living life

PodcastsChristine Benz and Jeff Ptak talk with Alan Moore, co-founder of the XY Planning Network. (morningstar.com)Dasarte Yarnway talks with Brian Portnoy about funded contentment. (youtube.com)Alex Steger and Frank Talbot talk lessons learned with Ric Edelman founder of Edelman Financial Engines. (citywireusa.com)Going independent is like any other entrepreneurial effort - you need capital to get started. Michael Kitces and Carl...

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Saturday links: your current idea

AutosUsed car prices are helping drive consumer inflation. (ft.com)U.S. traffic deaths soared dramatically after coronavirus lockdowns ended in 2020. (reuters.com)The Drivers Collective wants to compete with Uber ($UBER) and Lyft ($LYFT) in New York. (nytimes.com)The Ford ($F) F-150 Lightning won't fail due to politics. (marginalrevolution.com)Why Harley Davidson's ($HOG) new Pan America is such a big deal....

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Coronavirus links: coronavirus severity

VaccinesModerna ($MRNA) is seeking full approval of its Covid vaccine from the FDA. (politico.com)The immunocompromised are likely to be the first group to get booster shots. (wsj.com)Vaccinated household members help keep family members safer. (medrxiv.org)A pediatrician on why you should get your child vaccinated. (theatlantic.com)Some hints of a link between the vaccines and myocarditis in young men. (nymag.com)Getting vaccinated...

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Friday links: rethinking the role of work

MarketsAre long bear markets now off the table? (theirrelevantinvestor.com)Short selling has been in decline for well over a decade. (valueplays.net)StrategyIt's hard to generate alpha if your reasoning is hopelessly flawed. (ritholtz.com)How Stanley Druckenmiller deals with losses. (mrzepczynski.blogspot.com)CryptoFTX is spending big to get its name out there. (nytimes.com)Would restrictions on crypto help slow ransomware attacks?...

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Thursday links: pouring gasoline on the fire

MarketsGen Z has wrestled control away from the Baby Boomers. (fortune.com)Speculation has always been a feature of markets, but social media (and memes) are something different. (awealthofcommonsense.com)AMC Entertainment ($AMC) is warning you not to buy its stock. (finance.yahoo.com)GameStop and AMC are still in the Russell 2000 Value index. (wsj.com)CompaniesTwitter ($TWTR) Blue has launched. (protocol.com)Prosus is buying Stack...